TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Are Solar Panels Jumping the Chasm?

By Hannah van Hemmen

“Determinants of International Solar Panel Adoption”

Author:  Hannah van Hemmen

Published:  August 2011

Dalhousie University Senior Thesis

The paper does not spring directly from M&O business but reflects M&O’s support of photovoltaic solar panels.  It investigated variables that contribute to differing levels of solar panel adoption across country borders.

The paper is a fascinating look into worldwide efforts to make photovoltaic solar a viable option and shows that particularly Germany has made significant inroads.  The paper does not analyze the United States on a state-by-state basis but, remarkably, more recent data is indicating that…..wait for it…..New Jersey leads the charge in PV solar adoption in the United States.

To download the full paper click this link:  van hemmen solar thesis